Kurt Russell will talk about John Carpenter’s kung fu epic Big Trouble in Little China at this year’s Beyond Fest in Los Angeles, the event announced Thursday. The discussion will be moderated by Russell’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 director James Gunn and will be accompanied by a screening of Big Trouble to mark its 30th anniversary.
The genre festival is showing a number of other vintage films, including Don Coscarelli’s Phantasm: Remastered, George A. Romero’s undead classic Dawn of the Dead — which will be presented in 3D — and The Beyond, accompanied by a live performance from composer Fabio Frizzi and his seven-piece orchestra. Meanwhile, Stanley Kubrick’s science fiction classic 2001: A Space Odyssey will screen in 70mm with a Q&A featuring stars Keir Dullea and Gary Lockwood.
The lineup of new films at this year’s Beyond Fest includes zombie movie The Girl with All the Gifts, Ti West’s John Travolta-starring Western In a Valley of Violence, Paul Schrader’s Dog Eat Dog, and Ana Lily Amirpour’s The Bad Batch, her much-anticipated follow-up to A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night.
Beyond Fest takes place at Hollywood’s Egyptian Theatre Sept. 30 through Oct. 11. The event’s presenting sponsor is the horror streaming service Shudder, which will be hosting free screenings at the Shudder Theatre. Titles featured in that lineup include two more Romero films — Martin and a 4K restoration of The Crazies — along with the Ring/Grudge crossover movie Sadako vs Kayako and the Morgan Spurlock-directed documentary Rats.
Read more about the lineup at the official Beyond Fest website, and see the poster for this year’s event below.